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208-PU-14842 Lieutenant Edward Henry ("Butch") O'Hare, USN

Photo #: 208-PU-14842  Lieutenant Edward Henry ("Butch") O'Hare, USN
Title: Lieutenant Edward Henry ("Butch") O'Hare, USN
Description: Photo #: 208-PU-14842 Lieutenant Edward Henry (Butch) O'Hare, USN Seated in the cockpit of his Grumman F4F Wildcat fighter, circa spring 1942. The plane is marked with five Japanese flags, representing the five enemy bombers he was credited with shooting down as they attempted to attack USS Lexington (CV-2) northeast of the Solomon Islands on 20 February 1942. The censor has blanked out the Fighting Squadron Three Felix the Cat insignia below the windshield. Photograph from the Office of War Information collection in the U.S. National Archives.
Catalog #: 208-PU-14842
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